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Yutaka Matsuda

Yutaka Matsuda (Japan, 1942-1998)
Born in Osaka in 1942. Matsuda received the Masterpiece Prize at the 10th Shell Prize in 1966, and became a Gutai group member the following year. He was conspicuous among later Gutai group members for his activity on kinetic artwork. Designed with simple colors and shapes, his artworks move in a way that is uncomplicated and elegant. Viewers are always intrigued by these movements, and the vibrations and sounds that they produce.

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Biography

1942
Born in Osaka
1963
Graduated from he Department of Fine Arts, Naniwa College
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Osaka(now Osaka University of Arts Junior College).
1966
Recognition for the best work, the 10th Shell Art Competition
1967
Became a member of Gutai Art Association
1989
Excellence Prize, IBM Picture and Illustration Concurs
1992-93
“Gutai I, II,III,”Ashiya City Museum of Art & History
1998
Died in Sennan, Osaka Prefecture
2004
”The 50th Anniversary of Gutai Retrospective Exhibition,”Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
2012
“Gutai: The Spirit of an Era.” National Art Center, Tokyo
2013
“Gutai: Splendid Playground,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

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